• Electrical Engineer

    Location US-MA-Norwood
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Work Location
    Works from an office location
    Employee Type
    Engineering - Engineering
  • Overview - External

    FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

    Responsibilities - External

    Hazardous location electrical equipment testing is one of FM Approvals' largest product categories. To help ensure that electrical equipment won't cause a fire or explosion in an area where flammable or combustible materials (such as gases, vapors, dusts, or fibers) are present, it must be designed using various methods of protection.


    Our engineers have a solid background in relevant, permitted protection techniques, national and international standards, and area classification associated with hazardous locations.


    As an Approvals Engineer you will be responsible for:

    • Performing testing and analysis of manufacturers submitted product to determine conformance with industry standards, such as FM Approvals, IEC and CSA International.
    • Preparing project proposals which include defining the scope of the testing and analysis, cost for work to be completed and estimated timeframe for completion.
    • Providing instruction to lab personnel to perform necessary testing.
    • Preparing technical reports; effectively interpreting and communicating tests results to clients and management team.
    • Managing project schedules to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Managing concurrently a portfolio of customer projects.
    • Interfacing directly with customers.
    • Communicating with all levels of management both internally and externally.

    • Approximately 10% international and domestic travel for on-site testing.

    Qualifications - External

    • BS Electrical Engineering or BS Electro-Mechanical Engineering is required.
    • Minimum of 3+ years related experience, preferably in product development or testing of electrical equipment.
    • Demonstrated experience with process and/or industrial control equipment and industrial control systems.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong managerial, organizational, client facing, and customer service skills.
    • Experience in project/time management and the ability to prioritize job duties and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications.

    • Familiarity with third party product certification and industry standards such as FM Approvals, IEC and CSA International is desirable.